Thursday, July 17, 2014

Downsizing the Collection Trade and Sell List UPDATED

Here is a list of signed baseballs below that are part of my trade bait/selling list. You can email me at dhp226@nyu.edu or message me via kik at lowdownrow for pricing and also if you want to see photos of the items.

Signed Baseballs (all are signed on the sweetspot unless noted under a commemorative logo)
1) Mike Scioscia
2) Maury Wills
3) Tommy Davis
4) Steve Yeager
5) Sweet Lou Johnson
6) Jonathan Broxton
7) Jay Johnstone
8) Steve Garvey Sweetspot with 1974 NL MVP inscription
9) Steve Garvey 1981 World Series Ball Under the Logo with 1981 WS Champs inscription
10) Steve Garvey 1980 All Star Ball with 1974 NL MVP and 10x All Star inscription

12) Derrel Thomas
13) Claude Osteen
14) Bill Russell with 2x WS Champs and 3x All Star inscriptions
15) Mickey Hatcher
16) Alfredo Griffin
17) Dioner Navarro with All Star inscription
18) Chad Billingsley
19) Rubby De La Rosa

21) Casey Blake
22) Kenley Jansen
23) James Loney
24) Dee Gordon
25) Davey Lopes
26) Ron Cey
27) Ron Cey Dodgers 50th Anniversary Ball under the logo
28) Rod Carew 2008 All Star Baseball sweetspot
29) Howie Kendrick
30) Maicer Izturis
31) Erick Aybar
32) Hank Conger
33) Peter Bourjos
34) Mark Trumbo
35) Mike Napoli
36) Juan Rivera
37) Bobby Grich
38) Gary Disarcina
39) Chuck Finley MLB Authenticated
40) David Freese
41) Tim Salmon Angels 50th Ball
42) Bob Lee with All Star inscription
43) Wally Joyner
44) Dean Chance
45) Mark Langston
46) Torii Hunter
47) Vernon Wells
48) Frank Tanana
49) Tyler Chatwood
50) Darin Erstad
51) Troy Percival
52) Chili Davis
53) Kendrys Morales
54) Bobby Abreu
55) Jordan Walden
56) Garret Anderson
57) Mike Witt
58) Don Baylor
59) Tim Salmon, David Eckstein, Garret Anderson (WS 2002 Baseball)
60) Orlando Cepeda (All Star Fanfest 2010 on Pacbell Opening Day Baseball MLB Auth)
61) Mark Grace
62) Ricky Romero
63) Kyle Drabek
64) Miguel Batista
65) Sandy Alomar Jr.
66) Terry Pendleton
67) Al Leiter
68) Chris Chambliss
69) Edinson Volquez
70) Adam Kennedy
71) Brandon League
72) Dan Gladden
73) Matt Capps
74) CJ Wilson
75) Neftali Feliz
76) Matt Hobgood with draft inscription

78) Brady Anderson
79) Harold Baines
80) Andrew Bailey
81) Trevor Cahill
82) Brian Fuentes
83) Kurt Suzuki
84) Dallas Braden
85) Vinny Castilla 2006 WBC Prototype Baseball
86) Yonder Alonso
87) Bret Saberhagen
88) Christian Colon
89) Bruce Chen
90) Michael Cuddyer
91) Derek Holland 2011 WS Baseball under the logo
92) Roy Oswalt
93) Mike Moustakas
94) Don Mattingly
95) Dustin Ackley
96) Kevin Millwood
97) Shin Soo Choo
98) Bengie Molina Gold Glove Baseball
99) LaTroy Hawkins with Angels COA
100) Ervin Santana
101) Shigetoshi Hasegawa

103) Max Fried with inscription
104) Magic Johnson Dodgers Logo Ball under the logo

106) Lucas Giolito with draft pick inscription
107) Carlos Quentin
108) Chase Headley
109) Tony LaRussa
110) Justin Morneau (MLB Authenticated)
111) Pedro Guerrero with World Series MVP inscription
112) Billy Butler
113) Brendan Harris signed in black with Angels COA
114) Scott Downs with Angels COA
115) Vladimir Guerrero MLB Authenticated
116) Dan Uggla
117) Chien-Ming Wang
118) Lance Berkman
119) Jason Giambi

121) Neftali Feliz 2011 World Series Ball MLB Authenticated
122) Troy Percival with 2002 Champs inscription


125) Patrick Corbin

127) Taijuan Walker
128) Josh Hamilton

130) Julio Urias

132) Carlos Correa
133) Jurickson Profar Side Panel
134) Steve Finley

136) Starling Marte


138) Carl Crawford SP
139) Miguel Tejada SP under MLB logo
140) Chris Coghlan SP under MLB logo
141) Ernesto Frieri SP
142) Juan Pierre SP
143) Nick Swisher SP
144) Jake Westbrook SP under MLB logo

146) Brandon Phillips

148) Nolan Ryan 2010 WS baseball under the logo with 2010 AL Champs inscription (Ryan Authentication)
149) Nolan Arenado
150) Matt Moore
151) Wade Boggs with HOF inscription
152) Joakim Soria 2008 All Star baseball under the logo
153) Munenori Kawasaki Japan Opening Series Ball under the logo
154) Jim Thome with (JSA authentication)
155) Tyler Skaggs with Go Halos inscription

Celebs and other sports
1) Mike McCready Guitarist of Pearl Jam
2) The Game Rapper
3) James Worthy

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mark Appel

I decided to check out the Quakes vs Jethawks game after work today with the purpose of getting Mark Appel's autograph. I know Mark has been struggling in the minors this year but I still wanted to add him to my PC since he was the number one pick in the 2013 MLB draft.



Mark was kind enough to sign my ROMLB on the SS.


Afterwards I left and skipped post game graphing. It was another long week at work and I needed a break.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Blue Jays Graphing

Normally I would skip this series as well since it was on a weekday but I had to meet up my friend Josh aka Dodgerbobble to complete a trade we had completed weeks ago. I also had to meet up my buddy Rob to pick up my order of 2014 All Star baseballs.



Speaking of the trade I want to thank my buddy Josh for another successful transaction. Here's Johnny Cueto.



Thanks again Rob for picking up the 2014 All Star baseballs for me. I hope to get some of these signed this year.






As for the autographs I ended up getting Colby Rasmus, JA Happ, Josh Thole, and Juan Francisco on cards. Apparently Juan Francisco doesn't sign 2014 Heritage cards since the guy pictured on the card isn't him. He was cool though and signed four out of five for me.





I also got a haggard autograph from RA Dickey. I forgot to ask him to personalize my baseball so he ended up destroying my 2012 All Star baseball.





Last but not least I got Melky Cabrera on a 2012 All Star Game baseball. Although he was implicated for PEDs I still had to add him to my personal collection since he was the MVP of the All Star Game in 2012. He's also a tough autograph so I was happy to add him to my PC. Sadly he denied my request for the "ASG MVP" inscription. Apparently he can't inscribe since he is under "contracto."


Friday, July 4, 2014

Giants Graphing At Petco Park Sucks Ass

The title just says it all in this graphing recap. My buddy Ryan and I decided to carpool to San Diego on 4th of July to watch the Padres play the Giants. Our goal today was to get as many autographs from the Giants as possible and to also get as many 2014 Topps Heritage cards signed as well since Ryan is collecting the set.

Since Ryan has season tickets were were able to get inside Petco Park 2 hours before the game started. Normally regular fans without season seats can enter 1.5 hours prior to the start of the game.






As soon as we entered the Padres were already at batting practice.







We decided to wait for the Giants over the dugout.




The first player to sign was Gregor Blanco near the outfield. We raced over there but we got there too late. He also signed again over the dugout but literally skipped us and signed to the group to the left of us and then to the right of us. 

The only current member of the Giants to sign for us was Brandon Crawford who signed my Topps Heritage card for me.




The picture above shows two cards signed by Santiago Casilla and four cards signed by Will Venable. Those autos were obtained postgame. 

The highlight of the day was running into Aubrey Huff who we ran into randomly near the homeplate seats. He was there with his two sons celebrating 4th of July at the ballpark. Aubrey was kind enough to sign my 2010 WS baseball under the logo with the 2010 World Series Champ inscription.




Post game graphing at Petco Park was terrible. Apparently the Giants have a team rule they don't sign outside the ballpark when they are in San Diego. We were literally denied by every Giants player except Santiago Casilla when we approached them for autographs after the game. Ryan and I had a talk with Tim Hudson and he told us about the rule where the Giants aren't allowed to sign in San Diego. Apparently some idiot grapher in SD was too aggressive trying to get Buster Posey's autograph at the hotel. Idiots ruin it for all of us. I hate aggressive graphers in general. 

On a brighter note it was still a fun day chilling with my friend Ryan. I hope our next trip to SD is more successful. If any of my readers have extra signed 2014 Heritage cards available for sale or trade make sure to contact Ryan. He's collecting the set right now.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Astros Graphing

I devoted one day to graph the Astros. Normally I would take time off and not graph the Astros but I got suckered into the hype of Jose Altuve and George Springer.

I got cards signed by Scott Feldman, Jarred Cosart, Carlos Corporan, Jose Altuve, Brad Peacock, and Jonathan Singleton. Scott was a cool guy as usual. He helped me get Jarred Cosart and Brad Peacock to sign for me as well.


I finally dropped a baseball on Jose Altuve. He's really underrated in my opinion due to his diminutive stature but the guy can hit. He was kind enough to sign my 2012 All Star baseball under the logo with 1st All Star inscription.







Finally I got George Springer. He was signing up a storm as some graphers ended up getting 8 Sports Illustrated magazine covers signed this past weekend. I was happy to get my 1 ROMLB signed on the SS.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Some new pickups over the last month

Here is a small recap of the recent pickups over the last month that didn't really fit into any of my previous blog posts.

The one and only autograph I got over the Dodgers vs Rockies Series in June was from Troy Tulowitzki who signed my 2010 All Star baseball under the logo. I also picked a full sig Tulo baseball signed on the SS. Tulo is a potential MVP candidate so it was nice to add his auto to the collection especially his full sig auto which he never signs anymore.



Next one was from a trade with my friend Ryan who ended up trading me his Stephen Strasburg baseball.






I finally got my Brandon Phillips replacement baseball from my friend Matt. I traded one away over the summer so I needed a replacement since I missed him when the Reds were in town earlier this year.





Last but not least A-ROD. I recently purchased this one for a good price. Came with full MLB authentication. I know everyone hates A-Rod since he is a douche in person and never picks up a pen in Anaheim but we can't deny his greatness over the last decade even though he was implicated for using PEDs. Regardless of this fact he is still an important part of MLB history just like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cardinals Graphing Recap

Here is a brief recap of graphing the Cardinals over the weekend.

I took full advantage of my Dodger Pride Rewards card aka MVP pass to get into the stadium early. I was able to take some photos of the Dodgers warming up.

Here is a photo below of the Dodgers stretching.






A photo of Ryu playing catch with Paul Maholm.





And Ryu posing as a batter while Clayton Kershaw pitches.








In terms of graphing the Dodgers it was terrible today. Nobody except Chris Perez picked up a pen. Sadly I had nothing left to Chris to sign since he signed all of my cards last time I was at the stadium.

I blame the asinine rule that Dodger Stadium implemented to prevent graphers from maximizing their opportunities. They block out the baseline seats to prevent graphers from getting autographs. Thus unless you have baseline seats it's tough to get autographs from the Dodgers as well as from opposing teams during batting practice. The rule is that the player has to summon you over for you to be able to get an autograph since the ushers are strict and take their jobs way too seriously at Dodger Stadium.

I was able to get one autograph inside the stadium today which was from Seth Maness who signed a card for me. Seth was cool about signing. I had to explain the rules of the stadium to him to convince him to summon me over to get his autograph over the baseline seats.

Here is a photo of Seth below signing for fans with baseline seats.





The cards pictured below is what I got over the weekend either via pre or postgame graphing.





The biggest tease was when I saw Frank Thomas on the field since Fox was televising the game.





Sadly I had no access to him so I couldn't get his autograph. The picture above shows him talking to Matt Kemp on the field.

Despite the asinine rules implemented by Dodger Stadium security and staff I was still able to pick up some quality autographs from the Cardinals this past weekend.

Matt Carpenter signed a 2013 All Star ball for me under the logo with the 1st All Star Game inscription.





I ended up getting ROMLBs signed on the SS by Trevor Rosenthal and Carlos Martinez.






Allen Craig on a 2011 World Series ball under the logo.





Lance Lynn on a 2012 All Star ball. Sadly he politely declined when I asked him for the 1st ASG inscription.





Finally Adam Wainwright on a 2006 World Series baseball under the logo.